Alpha blockers


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Alpha blockers

Medications that bind alpha adrenergic receptors and decrease the workload of the heart and lower blood pressure. They are commonly used to treat hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and hyperplasia.
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Before the inclusion of tadalafil in patients, patients exclusively on alpha blockers had a mean IPSS score of 23.
The role of alpha blockers as an adjunctive to ESWL for renal stones has emerged and is generally accepted for the last few years.
The patients administered with alpha blockers due to the growth of postoperative adenoma and those operated on due to urethral stricture, bladder-neck contracture or a growing adenoma were recorded.
The alpha blockers are relatively free of side effects, but a small number of men on reductase inhibitors experience decreased sex drive or impotence.
Although commonly prescribed to treat chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, alfuzosin (Uroxatral), a member of a class of drugs known as alpha blockers, did not significantly reduce symptoms in recently diagnosed men who had not previously used an alpha blocker, according to a study published Dec.
Pure alpha blockers like Cardura (doxazosin) might work.
The boy was treated pre-operatively with alpha blockers, aggressive IV fluids, and calcium channel blockers.
Similar to alpha blockers, they reduce nerve impulses to blood vessels.
Antihypertensives, such as alpha blockers, calcium channel blockers and vasodilators may cause blood pressure to lower too much if exercise ends abruptly.
Dizziness, low blood pressure, and fatigue can occur with alpha blockers.